Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gloria Kobrin's Pecan Dreams--Virtual Cookie Crawl

I have been making all kinds of Jewish, Kosher, and other culinary connections on twitter. I was recently invited to take part in Gourmet Girl Magazine's Virtual Holiday Cookie Crawl

So, exactly what is a Virtual Crawl? According to Gourmet Girl herself Elaine Giammetta: Think pub crawl, where you and bunch of friends go from one pub to another, experiencing the atmosphere and trying out difference beers and ales. Now instead of beer or ale, we are talking about cookies. Since we have so many global food loving friends, that in good conscience, we couldn't limit ourselves to one town, state or even country. Our crawl enables you to experience (virtually) what cookies are being made around the world. You can pick and choose which ones you'd like to make in your own home.

Sounds like fun, no?

Gloria Kobrin's Pecan Dreams

The confectioner’s sugar dough make these very light and flaky.


1 cup non-dairy margarine-softened

1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar

2 cups chopped pecans/walnuts

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cold water

1. Line cookie sheets with parchment. Set aside.

2. Cream margarine with ¾ cup sugar until light and fluffy.

Add remaining ingredients. Mix on medium speed until all ingredients

are well blended.

3. Preheat oven to: 325 F.

4. Pinch off a small amount of dough. Roll it lightly between your

palms to form a small log. Place it on parchment. Repeat process

until all the dough is used. Leave ¾ inch between each log.

Place cookies sheets on the top and middle level of oven.

Bake for 15 minutes and then reverse sheets in oven.

Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cookies have browned on the

bottom and are slightly brown on the sides. Cool on racks.

5. Pour remaining confectioner’s sugar on to a plate.
Roll each cookie around in sugar until it is completely covered.
Arrange cookies attractively in a serving dish.

Note: These cookies tend to absorb any moisture in the air.

If the sugar coating starts to yellow slightly, just roll cookies again in sugar.


  1. Gloria what a wonderful addition to our Virtual Cookie Crawl, they look delicious.
    An added bonus is for those who follow Kosher food laws and/or have lactose issues.

  2. Thank you so much! They can also be made with Butter for those who prefer...and the pecans can, of course, be omitted for those with nut allergies!